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Weekly Roundup Jan. 12-18

Four Saskatchewan representatives on Olympic long track speed skating team White City’s Marsha Hudey and Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish will...

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Weekly Roundup Jan. 5-11

Emily Clark headed to Olympics for second time Saskatoon’s Emily Clark is one of 23 players announced to the Canadian...

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Game Plan YXE Web Series – JANUARY 2022

Game Plan YXE : Athlete Wellness & Self-Care: A Key Strategy for Podium Performances  This interactive session will provide tips...

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The 2022 Prohibited List is Now in Effect

Ottawa – January 4, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) reminds the Canadian sport community that the World...

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2021 Saskatchewan Sport Awards Virtual Celebration Gala

The Saskatchewan Sport Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals in the province’s amateur sport community.  Multiple awards are handed...

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Weekly Roundup Dec. 29-Jan.4

Regina’s Mark McMorris got off to a strong start in 2022, finishing fourth at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in...

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Weekly Roundup Dec. 15-21

Coakwell wins silver, ties Canadian record Bobsleigh brakeman Ben Coakwell and the rest of his four-person team captured their first...

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“Our goal is to win the Olympics:” Moose Jaw’s Coakwell set to represent hometown once again

Written by: Matt Johnson for Sask Sport Ben Coakwell has an interesting way of explaining travelling in a bobsled going 150 km/h...

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WECAN Be Nimble

Be nimble, be quick. Isn’t that how the old nursery rhyme goes?  While Jack is busy jumping over candlesticks in...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP Dec. 8-14

Hudak, Ehman wrap up Para Nordic World Cup Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak had an outstanding performance at the Para Nordic...

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The COPSI Network Announces WECAN Beijing Campaign Ahead of Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games

For Immediate Release: CALGARY (December 14th, 2021) – From far and wide, Canadian Olympians and Paralympians have shown the world...

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Weekly Roundup Dec. 1-7

Hudak picks up double gold at World Cup Two-time Paralympian Brittany Hudak captured three medals, including two gold and one...

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Weekly Roundup Nov. 17-23

Saskatchewan athletes named to bobsleigh and skeleton teams Moose Jaw’s Ben Coakwell, Saskatoon’s Evan Neufeldt and Kerrobert’s Kayden Johnson have...

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Weekly Roundup Nov. 10-16

Clark picks up three assists as Canada sweeps Finland The Canadian women’s national team centralization roster was in Turku, Finland...

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Weekly Roundup Nov. 3-9

Hudey and Fish on World Cup speed skating circuit Two-time Olympian Marsha Hudey of White City and Graeme Fish of...

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Weekly Roundup Oct. 27-Nov.2

Canadian Para hockey team splits series against U.S. Under head coach Ken Babey of Saskatoon, the Canadian Para hockey team...

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Weekly Roundup Oct. 20-26

Team Canada clothing unveiled for the Beijing Winter Games Canadian athletes will wear the red for opening ceremonies and white...

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Weekly Roundup Oct.13-19

Saskatchewan speedskaters compete at nationals Between the three of them, Saskatchewan speedskaters Marsha Hudey, Kali Christ of Regina and Graeme...

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Weekly Roundup Oct. 5-12

Hindmarsh invited to Baseball Canada Camp Saskatoon’s Carson Hindmarsh is one of 15 players named to participate in a Baseball...

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Weekly Roundup Sept.29 – Oct.5

Three Saskatchewan speed skaters competing at championships Regina’s Kali Christ and Marsha Hudey, as well as Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish...

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Weekly Roundup Sept. 22-28

September 28, 2021

Saskatchewan curlers one step closer to representing Canada at Olympics

Regina’s Team Matt Dunstone went 5-1 at the Olympic Curling Trials Direct Entry Event in Ottawa to secure one of the men’s spots at the Canadian Olympic Curling Qualifier in November in Saskatoon.

Dunstone, who’s rink includes Braeden Moskowy, Kirk Muyres and Dustin Kidby, scored a deuce in an extra end against Glenn Howard to secure the spot. The Tim Horton’s Canadian Curling Trials is set for Nov. 20-28 in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon-based rink skipped by Colton Flasch was also competing in the direct entry event in Ottawa and went 1-4. The rink will still have a chance to qualify through the Home Hardware Curling Pre-Trials in late October in Liverpool, N.S.

Three Saskatchewan-based rinks were competing in a Pre-Trials in Ottawa to earn spots for the Liverpool, N.S. Pre-Trials event, the final chance to qualify for the Olympic Canadian trials. Saskatoon’s Ashely Howard, North Battleford’s Jessie Hunkin and Saskatoon’s Shaun Meachem all failed to advance from the triple-knockout event.

Team Flasch will be joined by Saskatoon’s Sherry Anderson and Moose Jaw’s Penny Barker at the Liverpool final chance pre-trials. Saskatchewan skip Pat Simmons will also be at the event with a Winnipeg-based rink.

Two-time Olympian from Regina Ben Hebert and his Alberta Kevin Koe rink has already qualified for the Canadian Olympic Trials.

Lisa Thomadis and Basketball Canada part ways

After nine years as head coach of the Canadian women’s senior national basketball team, Lisa Thomaidis and Basketball Canada have mutually agreed to part ways.

Thomaidis, whose contract with Basketball Canada expired at the end of September, has been with the program since joining the team in 2001 as an assistant coach with Allison McNeill’s staff. She took over the top position in 2013, leading the red and white to Olympic appearances at the 2016 Rio Games and, most recently, the 2020 Tokyo Games.

During the Tokyo Games, Canada finished the round robin with a 1-2 record and did not advance to playoffs.

In a release from Basketball Canada, Thomaidis made the following statement:

“Leading our Canadian Senior Women’s National Team over the last nine years has been the highest honour and an absolute privilege.  Our accomplishments have been historic and ones that took working with a true team to achieve. Ultimately, I want to thank all the athletes, coaches, and staff who I had the privilege of working with over the years.  It will be the relationships formed and connections made along this journey that I will always cherish.  Through everyone’s passion and dedication, we elevated our program to where it is today.  As I step aside, I do so with immense pride and satisfaction knowing that I gave everything I had to the program.”

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